Alabama vs. Wake Forest Odds, Picks: How to Bet Winston-Salem NCAA Baseball Super Regional
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Alabama vs. Wake Forest Odds
Neither of these teams needed the extra rest with a Saturday start after each made quick sweeps of their respective Regionals. Alabama has been on a heater since the firing of head coach Brad Bohannon in a betting scandal.
The Crimson Tide took five of their final six SEC series before submitting to Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament. This is a well-balanced team with a top-10 national rank in staff ERA and top-50 numbers in slugging and on-base percentage.
It also helps to have an electric shutdown closer like Alton Davis II.
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Wake Forest will aim to buck historical trends of No. 1 overall seeds disappointing in a quest to win a national title. The Demon Deacons flew through the Winston-Salem Regional, as the 14-run margin against George Mason was the closest of the weekend.
Rhett Lowder and Josh Hartle are on track to be the Friday and Saturday starters, and each is projected as a minimum -390 favorite in those games.
Because of the Alabama scandal, a series price is scarce in the market, but a few shops have Wake Forest as high as -305. That number is properly priced for the projected starting pitchers, as Alabama turns to Luke Holman and Garrett McMillan.
There are no statistical advantages for Alabama from a pitching and hitting perspective, leaving the investor with options to search for a better price on Wake Forest to win in two games.
The true odds for the Demon Deacons to close out in two games is -190, but no futures can be recommended with this side of the Omaha bracket loaded with SEC talent.